Monthly Archives: September 2011

Kinda Special

Cuvee 1 : Southern Tier Brewing Company : Strong Ale “Here’s to good friends, tonight is kinda special.” Kinda? I have three more days, hundreds of unwritten topics, and thousands of untried beers. Michelob will have to remain untried. If … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Merry Monks’ : Weyerbacher Brewing Co. : Belgian Blithering Idiot : Weyerbacher Brewing Co. : Barleywine Old Heathen : Weyerbacher Brewing Co. : Imperial Stout To quote Sting (and maybe a million others), I am not alone. No, I consider … Continue reading

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Home Is Where the Hops Is

Tröegs Hopback Amber Ale : Tröegs Brewing Company : Amber An athlete, a scholar, and a gentleman, Tim Gallagher was the star running back back in high school, a graduate of the Air Force Academy, and, even more importantly, a … Continue reading

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Beer for Breakfast

Beer Geek Breakfast : Mikkeller : Stout (Imperial) “Woke up this morning and got myself a beer.  The future’s uncertain, and the end is always near.”  Morrison’s lyric ost succinctly fuses drinking and a dark existentialism, to a backbeat…you can’t … Continue reading

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In the Lion’s Den

Lowenbrau (original) : Löwenbräu AG : Lager When I was in sixth grade, we studied Gregor Mendel and his science of little beans.  Mr. Kaufman, our science teacher, handed out corn seed to each of us, along with a little … Continue reading

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Miller vs Miller

Miller High Life : Miller Brewing Co. : Lager Miller Genuine Draft : Miller Brewing Co. : Lager Recently, back on prom night, my friend Robert took his date to a pre-prom dinner at the Steak & Ale.  He picked … Continue reading

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Oysters on Deck

Oyster Stout : The Porterhouse Brewing Company : Stout (Irish Dry) The label warns that the skilled inclusion of oysters in the brewing process adds an indescribable character to this stout. They are not mermaids of deception; the oysters layer … Continue reading

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Threat from Down Under and Off to the Side

Tuatara IPA : Tuatara Brewing Co. : IPA Sierra makes a nice brew (Southern Hemisphere Harvest) using Pacific Hallertau, New Zealand Motueka and New Zealand Southern Cross hops from the bottom side of the globe. So I expected something better … Continue reading

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The Advantages of an Indefensible Country

Leffe Blonde : Abbaye de Leffe S.A. : Belgian In honor of my friends Hiromi (she designed this site’ masthead) and John’s trip to Brussels, I’m drinking a Leffe Blonde. Actually, one doesn’t need an excuse to drink this most … Continue reading

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Schlitz, thank you.

Schlitz : JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst) : Lager Schlitz, thank you. Yes, Schlitz baby. The same Schlitz they used to advertise being brewed in the big tanks on Route 78, on the road home. The very same Schlitz that, … Continue reading

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